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Reactivity of skin blood flow and heart rate to thermal stimulation in infants during the first postnatal days and after a two-month follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8816214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The reactivity of skin blood flow and heart rate to periodic thermal stimulation was studied in 10 term small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants, in 9 preterm and 8 term normal-sized infants during the first two postnatal months. During the first postnatal days, the increase in thermally stimulated skin blood flow oscillations was absent in SGA infants but was clearly present in both preterm (p < 0.01) and term (p < 0.01) normal-sized infants. The responsiveness of SGA infants improved during the follow-up (p < 0.05). The response of the periodic heart rate variability of SGA and preterm infants was inferior to term normal-sized infants until the age of 2 months. The cardiovascular responsiveness of growth-retarded infants seems abnormal during the first days of life, and may impair their ability to meet stress, e.g. changes of ambient temperature.
T Jahnukainen; A Lindqvist; J Jalonen; P Kero; I Välimäki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-26     Completed Date:  1996-11-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  733-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiorespiratory Research Unit, University of Turku, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Blood Flow Velocity
Body Temperature Regulation / physiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Rate / physiology*
Hot Temperature*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Infant, Small for Gestational Age / physiology*
Physical Stimulation
Skin / blood supply*

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